Real World Speed
Performance profile from 86,711 user samples
86,711 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 104th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.5 % 92.4 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
361 Pts 447 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts 948 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+70%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 130 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts 511 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
604 Pts 1,072 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+77%
Market Share
Based on 13,928,142 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % 125 % Much more popular.
+79%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % 1.45 % Much higher market share.
+58%
Price
Price (score)
$308 234 USD Much cheaper.
+32%
Value
Value For Money
73 % 102 % Much better value.
+40%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts +2% 85.7 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.44 cores Much higher core count.
+61%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 11.6 threads Much higher thread count.
+44%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 13.8 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+60%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +4% 3.47 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.1 GHz +2%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
117 Pts 126 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+8%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
118 Pts 136 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+15%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
434 Pts 492 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+13%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
434 Pts 533 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+23%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
571 Pts 1,024 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+79%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
612 Pts 1,105 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+81%
Age
Newest
56 Months 18.1 Months Hugely more recent.
+209%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —
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The Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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